Robinson Helicopter

October 24, 2006 - 11:06am

Precise Flight (Booth No. 2030) of Bend, Ore., has gained STC approval for the company’s high-intensity-discharge (HID) Pulselite landing light for the Robinson R22 and R44. Precise Flight’s neighbor, Leading Edge Avionics, will be the first to install the HID Pulselite kit for the Robinson helicopters. HID lighting produces more light, lasts longer and uses less energy, said Scott Philiben, Precise Flight v-p of sales.

September 29, 2006 - 6:42am

If sales are the standard by which the success of an aviation trade show is measured, Heli-Expo 2006 will go down as an unqualified triumph, with announced helicopter sales contracts tallying more than $620 million among all the major manufacturers.

September 28, 2006 - 2:32pm

Robinson Helicopter president and CEO Frank Robinson said yesterday that he is planning within the next few weeks to flight test an R44 Raven equipped with a two-axis autopilot, possibly paving the way for IFR certification of the four-place piston helicopter. Robinson currently offers an R44 IFR trainer but it can be flown only in VFR conditions.

September 28, 2006 - 12:46pm

American Eurocopter Flight Training Scholarship–Georgina Hunter-Jones, Whirly-Girl No. 586, London, England, to attend the AS 350 transition course at Eurocopter in Grand Prairie, Texas. Hunter-Jones, founder and editor of Helicopter Life and a helicopter flight instructor, holds the high-altitude world record for light helicopters.

September 28, 2006 - 11:03am

Precise Flight (Booth No. 2030) of Bend, Ore., has gained STC approval for the company’s high-intensity-discharge (HID) Pulselite landing light for the Robinson R22 and R44. Precise Flight’s neighbor, Leading Edge Avionics, will be the first to install the HID Pulselite kit for the Robinson helicopters. HID lighting produces more light, lasts longer and uses less energy, said Scott Philiben, Precise Flight v-p of sales.

September 28, 2006 - 10:26am

Robinson Helicopter Co. president and CEO Frank Robinson told HAI Convention News yesterday that he plans to encourage flight schools to adopt the company’s pricier four-seat R44 Raven I helicopter as a trainer instead of the two-seat R22 Beta II.

September 21, 2006 - 7:19am

If deals closed are the standard by which a trade show’s success is measured, Heli-Expo 2006 was an unqualified triumph. During the event, held in Dallas on the last three days of February, the major manufacturers announced sales approaching $700 million.

September 12, 2006 - 9:41am
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There is “lots of demand” for civil helicopters in Latin America, according to Danny Maldonado, v-p of Latin American sales for Bell Helicopter.

 
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